I am a 25 year old female currently in the waiting period of a diagnosis. I went to my GP about a month ago with some strange neurological symptoms ( migraine-like headache lasting 3 or 4 days, numbness and nerve pain on left side of body, fingers twitching) I am also always tired, get sores in my mouth off and on, don't have much of an appetite, and have noticed my hair start to fall out.She ordered some blood tests which revealed I am Vitamin D deficient, Anemic, have a low wbc and a positive ana 1:640 with a nucleolar pattern. A week later she retested my ana and did an ena panel. My ana came back exactly the same and I also had a high positive of the Anti-Ro/ SS-A antibody.
From what I understand, getting a diagnosis in the autoimmune area can be a very long frustrating process and nothing is very clear cut but I'm feeling so discouraged! My GP said she didn't know what those results meant. I'm seeing a neurologist in 2 weeks and a rheumatologist in a month but I'm hoping in the meantime someone can ease my mind a little.
Is it possible to have such a high ana and also have the ss-a antibody but have something other than Lupus/Sjogrens/RA? Do those results mean I definitely have a connective tissue disease?
Sorry for such a long post but any help would be appreciated! Thank you.